App Raises Awareness of Abuse of Elderly, Disabled Adults

(Cartersville Patch)

A new mobile tool called the GANE App (Georgia Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation App) is now available at no cost to assist at-risk adults, their families and law enforcement.

The GANE App was developed through a collaboration of the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services, the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

At-Risk adults are persons over age 65 or persons 18 or older who are mentally or physically incapacitated or persons with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Frequently, situations arise where an at-risk adult appears to be abused, neglected, or exploited. Often, the public and law enforcement do not know how to handle these situations. Continue Reading...